Psychoanalysis is An Antiphilosophy

Author(s) : Justin Clemens

Psychoanalysis is An Antiphilosophy

Book Details

  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Published : 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 200
  • Category :
    Psychoanalysis
  • Category 2 :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 34944
  • ISBN 13 : 9780748685776
  • ISBN 10 : 9780748685

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Love, hate, slavery, torture, addiction and death – as this book shows, only psychoanalysis can speak well of such matters.

Psychoanalysis was the most important intellectual development of the 20th century, which left no practice from psychiatry to philosophy to politics untouched. Yet it was also in many ways an untouchable project, caught between science and poetry, medicine and hermeneutics. This unsettled, unsettling status has recently induced the philosopher Alain Badiou to characterise psychoanalysis as an ‘antiphilosophy’, that is, as a practice that issues the strongest possible challenges to thought. Justin Clemens takes up the challenge of this denomination here, by re-examining a series of crucial psychoanalytic themes: addiction, fanaticism, love, slavery and torture.

Drawing from the work of Freud, Lacan, Badiou, Agamben and others, Psychoanalysis is an Antiphilosophy offers a radical reconstruction of the operations and import of key psychoanalytic concepts and a renewed sense of the indispensable powers of psychoanalysis for today.

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